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By Southern Torch Staff RAINSVILLE, Ala. – October 7, 2019 – DeKalb County Schools today announced its work with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric, to modernize the school district’s infrastructure with a comprehensive security solution. The project includes vast

By Steve Flowers, Political Columnist PHOTO: Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist. His weekly column appears in over 60 Alabama newspapers. He served 16 years in the state legislature. Steve may be reached at www.steveflowers.us. MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The

Weddings…Optional

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Traditionally, to be legally married in the State of Alabama, you must be married by a judge or an ordained minister. However, thanks to a new law enacted by

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will bring his 2020 presidential campaign to Alabama on Sunday, May 19. Sanders will host a rally in Birmingham at Kelly Ingram Park, which is set to

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo via The Hill) MONTGOMERY, Ala. — On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB314, which would criminalize almost all abortions within the State of Alabama. If passed by the Senate, the

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two hot button bills walked away from the floor of the statehouse with different results this week.  The first bill, one that would dissolve the State’s requirement to obtain a permit

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/06/cbs-sotu-trump-approval-viewers/?fbclid=IwAR3a5LLpGNuN3yFIYnrMwp6SjS9yGOlsbxP0vOwpuv0mmO-ZHYSm72dZBzk By Mike Brest, Reporter (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) CBS News released an instant poll that showed slightly over three-fourths of those who watched President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night approved of what he said. Forty-three

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/03/john-roberts-obamacare-vote/ By Kevin Daley (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) A forthcoming biography of Chief Justice John Roberts contains the first account of the Supreme Court’s internal politicking over the 2012 NFIB v. Sebelius decision, in which Roberts joined with the Court’s four liberals to uphold the

https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/27/hillary-clinton-not-ruling-out-president-2020/ By William Davis Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly leaving her options open for another presidential run as the 2020 Democratic primary field begins to take shape. According to a report from CNN White House correspondent

https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/18/trump-doug-jones-border-wall/ By Chris White | Energy Reporter Democratic Sen. Doug Jones’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s wall is threatening to torpedo the Alabama lawmaker’s re-election bid in 2020, and Democrats in the state say he’s a “dead man walking.” Jones, who barely defeated Republican